St. Louis Cardinals 8, Houston Astros 2

Regular Season Game 87

Played on Friday, July 7, 2006 (N) at Minute Maid Park

STL N 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 - 8 11 0 HOU N 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 2 7 0

St. Louis CardinalsAB R H RBI BB SO PO AEckstein ss 5 0 1 1 0 2 1 3 Taguchi lf 2 0 1 1 1 0 6 0 Rodriguez ph,lf 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 Pujols 1b 4 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 Rolen 3b 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 Encarnacion rf 3 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 Edmonds cf 3 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 Luna 2b 5 0 1 2 0 0 3 2 Bennett c 4 1 3 1 0 1 6 0 Marquis p 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 Isringhausen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Totals36 8 11 8 6 4 27 7FIELDING -DP:1. Eckstein-Luna-Pujols.BATTING -2B:Rolen (28,off Rodriguez); Rodriguez (10,off Miller).HR:Rodriguez (1,7th inning off Nieve 0 on 0 out).HBP:Marquis (1,by Rodriguez).GDP:Pujols (8,off Rodriguez).IBB:Pujols (15,by Miller).Team LOB:8.

Houston AstrosAB R H RBI BB SO PO ABiggio 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 Lamb 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 Ensberg 3b 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 2 Berkman rf 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 Wilson lf 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 Munson c 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 Burke cf 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 Everett ss 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 5 Rodriguez p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Taveras ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nieve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Lane ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Palmeiro ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Totals33 2 7 2 2 6 27 14FIELDING -DP:1. Biggio-Everett-Lamb.BATTING -2B:Berkman (15,off Marquis); Wilson 2 (18,off Marquis 2).HR:Ensberg (19,6th inning off Marquis 0 on 1 out).HBP:Burke (6,by Isringhausen).GDP:Lane (6,off Marquis).Team LOB:7.

PITCHING

St. Louis CardinalsIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPMarquis W(11-6) 7.2 6 2 2 2 4 1 30 Isringhausen SV(26) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 6Totals9 7 2 2 2 6 1 36HBP:Isringhausen (2,Burke).

Houston AstrosIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPRodriguez L(9-6) 5 7 4 4 3 2 0 25 Nieve 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 7 Miller 1.1 2 2 2 1 1 0 7 Springer 0.2 1 1 1 2 0 0 4Totals9 11 8 8 6 4 1 43WP:Springer (1).HBP:Rodriguez (5,Marquis).IBB:Miller (1,Pujols).Umpires:HP - Dale Scott, 1B - Ron Kulpa, 2B - Dan Iassogna, 3B - Bob DavidsonTime of Game:2:46Attendance:43236 Starting Lineups: St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros 1. Eckstein ss Biggio 2b 2. Taguchi lf Lamb 1b 3. Pujols 1b Ensberg 3b 4. Rolen 3b Berkman rf 5. Encarnacion rf Wilson lf 6. Edmonds cf Munson c 7. Luna 2b Burke cf 8. Bennett c Everett ss 9. Marquis p Rodriguez p CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein was called out on strikes; Taguchi walked; Pujols grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Taguchi out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0. ASTROS 1ST: Biggio grounded out (first unassisted); Lamb grounded out (third to first); Ensberg singled to shortstop; Berkman popped to pitcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0. CARDINALS 2ND: Rolen doubled to left; Encarnacion walked; Edmonds walked [Rolen to third, Encarnacion to second]; Luna lined to second; Bennett singled to left [Rolen scored, Encarnacion to third, Edmonds to second]; Marquis was hit by a pitch [Encarnacion scored, Edmonds to third, Bennett to second]; Eckstein struck out; Taguchi grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0. ASTROS 2ND: Wilson popped to third; Munson struck out; Burke walked; Everett struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0. CARDINALS 3RD: Pujols flied to right; Rolen flied to center; Encarnacion grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0. ASTROS 3RD: Rodriguez struck out; Biggio flied to left; Lamb flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0. CARDINALS 4TH: Edmonds grounded out (second to first); Luna popped to first; Bennett singled to left; Marquis singled to center [Bennett to third]; Eckstein singled to center [Bennett scored, Marquis to third]; Taguchi singled to center [Marquis scored, Eckstein to third]; Pujols lined to right; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 0. ASTROS 4TH: Ensberg grounded out (shortstop to first); Berkman doubled to left; Wilson doubled to center [Berkman scored]; Munson flied to center [Wilson to third]; Burke flied to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 1. CARDINALS 5TH: Rolen flied to center; Encarnacion singled to right; Edmonds forced Encarnacion (first to shortstop); Luna flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 1. ASTROS 5TH: Everett flied to left; TAVERAS BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ; Taveras lined to shortstop; Biggio flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 1. CARDINALS 6TH: NIEVE REPLACED TAVERAS (PITCHING); Bennett struck out; Marquis popped to shortstop; Eckstein popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 1. ASTROS 6TH: Lamb flied to center; Ensberg homered; Berkman grounded out (shortstop to first); Wilson doubled to left; Munson flied to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 2. CARDINALS 7TH: RODRIGUEZ BATTED FOR TAGUCHI; Rodriguez homered; Pujols popped to catcher; Rolen grounded out (third to first); Encarnacion grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 2. ASTROS 7TH: RODRIGUEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Burke flied to right; Everett singled to second; LANE BATTED FOR NIEVE; Lane grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Everett out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 2. CARDINALS 8TH: MILLER REPLACED LANE (PITCHING); Edmonds struck out; Luna grounded out (second to first); Bennett singled to left; Marquis grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 2. ASTROS 8TH: Biggio grounded out (second to first); Lamb struck out; Ensberg walked; ISRINGHAUSEN REPLACED MARQUIS (PITCHING); Berkman singled to center [Ensberg to third]; Wilson forced Berkman (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 2. CARDINALS 9TH: Eckstein flied to center; Rodriguez doubled to right; Pujols was walked intentionally; SPRINGER REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING); Rolen forced Pujols (shortstop to second) [Rodriguez to third]; Springer threw a wild pitch [Rolen to second]; Encarnacion walked; Edmonds walked [Rodriguez scored, Rolen to third, Encarnacion to second]; Luna singled to center [Rolen scored, Encarnacion scored, Edmonds out at third (center to shortstop to second to third)]; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 8, Astros 2. ASTROS 9TH: Munson was called out on strikes; Burke was hit by a pitch; Everett struck out; PALMEIRO BATTED FOR SPRINGER; Burke advanced to second because of defensive indifference [Burke to second]; Palmeiro lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 8, Astros 2. Final Totals R H E LOB Cardinals 8 11 0 8 Astros 2 7 0 7

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